American TV viewers 40 years or older probably remember the episode of I Love Lucy where Lucille Ball worked in a candy factory:
Clearly this was a factory whose process was not optimal.
Today, more than ever, factories need to operate with utmost efficiency. With this in mind, the Factory team here at Autodesk is happy to announce a new technology preview - just in time for Autodesk University:
This technology preview allows you to take your AutoCAD drawings, move machines and equipment around, and get feedback on whether the layout is optimal or not. Using the feedback as a guide, you can evaluate multiple what-if layout scenarios.
Factory Layout Optimization for AutoCAD is compatible with the following applications:
- AutoCAD 2011
- AutoCAD Architecture 2011
- AutoCAD Mechanical 2011
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported. Though the user interface for Factory Layout Optimization for AutoCAD appears in English, the technology preview is compatible with non-English versions of the supported applications.
Making laying out a factory floor as sweet as candy is alive in the lab.